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Black Butte XXIV - Deschutes Brewery

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Ratings: 768
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 110
Gots: 440 | FT: 35
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with dark chocolate nibs, Daglet dates and Mission figs.

(Beer added by: John_M on 07-25-2012)
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4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-dark brown black color with a nice light brown head and good lacing

S-dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, bourbon, earthy

T-dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, raisins, figs, bourbon, coffee, light char, molasses

F-medium to full body with moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-great range of flavors and well-balanced, a tad on the sweet side for me, but a terrific Imperial Porter nonetheless

MDDMD, May 11, 2014
Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber poured into a Duvel Tulip styel glass. Coming out of the bottle it's a cola brown but gets a dark brown and even black in the center with deep autumn brown highlights. Tan head with mostly small bubbles, great lacing, frothy and thick.

Smell is great. Dark slightly over roasted dark, sweet glazed grains; not quite charred, but like a slightly over done marshmallow. Dark dehydrated fruits like figs, raisins, dates, and maybe even some white grapes (yeah still raisins, whatever). In addition there's the classic fudgey chocolate notes and some slight spices.

Taste is slightly spicy sweeter than I expected, but is freaking amazing! Lots of deep, dark dehydrated fruits like mentioned above in addition to the slightest hints of coffee masked by the sweet fudgey chocolate. There's a slight nuttiness hidden in the fruit as well, really a lot of natural, earthy, pure sweetness. Great spicy notes as mentioned earlier, I think cinnamon and nutmeg, but not in a Christmas sort of way, like a mulled wine sort of way that wasn't intended just for cold weather, there's some tropical fruit like pineapple and tangerine in there.

Moutfeel is down right awesome. Full bodied with a lingering flavor and a nice moderate carbonation level. Not overly, but adequately smooth with a nice natural sweetness to a spicy dry finish. Crazy drinkability. I like all of the anniversary/birthday Black Butte beer I've had so far, but to my recollection, this one is the most drinkable, pretty dangerously drinkable actually. Great beer, great brewery, thanks Geoff!

AndyAvalanche, May 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Zimm, May 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

jwat, May 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

brewskis, May 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Dave2234, Apr 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

MNBeer1017, Apr 24, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a formerly waxed 22 oz. bottle into a Deschutes Brewery Public House branded snifter

Pours a dense opaque black capped by a medium beige two finger head. Exceptional retention, tons of splotchy lacing. Anise, dark chocolate, dark fruit notes, and booze on the nose. Plenty of dark chocolate and black licorice upfront. Dark fruit notes follow prunes and figs flanked by some dates accents and just a hint of cola. Finishes with a bit of roastiness and bittering hops, continued dark chocolate notes, and underlying brooding booziness. Light to moderate full body, low to moderate carbonation. Smooth and silky, with creamy highlights. Every brew in the Black Butte Anniversary Series is excellent and XXIV is no exception.

chanokokoro, Apr 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

mmulebarn, Apr 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Flabbyjandro, Apr 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

afsdan, Apr 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Phobicsquirrel, Apr 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

spham, Apr 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

firedwarftj, Apr 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

kevgod, Apr 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Claytonbrewsby, Apr 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Invictus, Mar 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

M1A2, Mar 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

scott2269, Mar 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

DangerDawg, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

bambam2517, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

zestar, Mar 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

JRod1969, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of Jimmys
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

best after 07/23/13. bomber into tulip.

A: pours a very, very dark brown. head is a shade of brown and frothy. can almost see the legs on this thing. good lacing.

S: licorice and a lot of wood. oak. dark fruits. maybe a little bit of coconut? I think I am getting that from the oak and the sweet sugars more than an actual coconut.

T: a lot of chocolate. a shitload of oak. a little bit of booze, but a pleasant amount. not too hot. figs in chocolate. or maybe just figs. some dark and sweet fruit. a little bit tangy. a lot of tobacco. wondering how I didn't notice that the first time. bitter dark chocolate reigns into the finish.

M: incredibly smooth. a silken mouthfeel. fucking full bodied to the max.

D: never had the pleasure of having this fresh, but approaching the 1 year after the best after date I would say this is drinking mighty fine right now with plenty of complexity and no flaws. very rich, a dessert amongst beers.

Jimmys, Mar 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

GABrew, Mar 17, 2014
Black Butte XXIV from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 768 ratings.